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Why is this off topic?

I agree with you, you want to improve your garden situation. This would fall in the category "garden or landscape planning and layout" from here. I don't know why it was closed, my guess is that the ...
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Questions about history of cultivation

Although there exists a dedicated History of science and mathematics SE site, the math or stats sites sometimes have questions about the history of a symbol, of a theorem. Those are quite interesting, ...
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Negative points; User removed

It means that someone who previously voted for you had their account deleted, and their votes were removed at the same time as their account. This can either be at the person's own request, or imposed ...
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Why is this off topic?

I would suggest that you edit the question. Remove, or downplay, the reference to dogs and emphasize the drainage issue. Editing a question will place it in the re-open review queue. With luck the ...
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How do I get site activity graphs?

Here ya go! For more detailed instructions, see below: Go to Stack Exchange Data Explorer Log in (optional) Enter 'site activity' in the search (top right) Click the 'favorite' or 'popular' tab ...
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I would like a moderator to merge my accounts after verification

Moderators can't merge accounts; that has to be handled by Stack Exchange staff, and they generally prefer that you contact them directly. I left a comment on your post with directions to the ...
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Please blacklist the [garden] tag as intrinsic

Done. I marked it as an "intrinsic" tag - that is, a tag that is considered to apply to every question asked here. As such, it cannot be used here but won't block migrations from other sites.
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GL SE logo and 'beta' status

Getting a custom design is one of the perks of site graduation. It used to be that getting the design happened at the same time as graduation, but Stack Exchange changed that policy some time ago: see ...
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Please blacklist the [plant] tag

This is done! Also blacklisted plants to prevent that from being the go-to replacement option. Thanks Shog!
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GL SE logo and 'beta' status

We have some news there. There is some discussion on SE, and we are also nominated on such proposal: Let's break up with "Graduation" and remove a bunch of "Beta" labels. In ...
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How does the system recognize/qualify low quality content?

There are two ways (that I know of): The Stack Exchange software analyzes each post as it's made and calculates a "score" for it. If the score is below a certain value, the system automatically ...
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Getting email notifications for new questions

I've broken this down into steps (possibly more than is necessary), but hopefully its helpful. Go to Stackexchange.com Click the Filtered Questions tab Under item 1, select 'all questions' Under ...
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How do I get site activity graphs?

Just for reference, posting the result of the query from the previous answer (for last 104 weeks, or two years):
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Is asking for materials for an experiment on light and seed germination on-topic?

I think it should be asked in Biology SE. The topic of the question is about having reproducible conditions, and not about plants.
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How can I 'try' to get the publicist badge?

Below every post, you should see a 'share' link. Click on that and a popup will appear that has a link to the post (the link includes your user id in the URL slug, which is how SE tracks the number of ...
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How can I find my badge progress for Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges?

Yes, there is an easy way. Log in to Stack Exchange Data Explorer, and find Badge progress for curious, inquisitive, and Socratic on GL.. Enter your user number from this site, which you can find in ...
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How to achieve Fanatic badge when using multiple devices?

It should not matter. The site checks when you load pages in GL if you are logged in. Are you sure that you were logged in on both devices? Going to your personal page is not enough, you need to see ...
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How long does a closed question remain in the "delete" queue?

Delete votes never expire (see How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? and scroll down to the section "How do ...
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How to post images here

Here's a step-by-step way to post pictures. In your question, or answer, click on the icon on the top row that looks like a box with a mountain in it. It's to the right of the brackets. A window ...
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Is it OK to close older questions as duplicates of newer ones?

I've found that the question has already been answered on meta stackexchange: Opinions on closing an older question as a duplicate of a newer question [duplicate] The highest voted answer, by Gnoupi: ...
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Stack Exchange experimentation sandbox

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How can I find open questions and answers that I haven't seen?

It would mean losing functionality that you may, on balance, prefer to keep but you might choose to 'favourite' every Q once you have seen it and then select: -infavorites:mine Closed:0
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Why can't I add a tag without editing the question?

This rule is in place so that newer users who don't have much rep (who usually don't know the site well) can't just edit all they want. You get full editing privileges at 1,000 reputation, so only ...
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Stack Exchange experimentation sandbox

Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it is peer reviewed. Just kidding, your edit was horrible, and nobody cared enough to accept it. Testing different ways to embed ...
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Edits on answers

Here's an example: Why are strawberries cooled before planting, and what is a term for this procedure? I edited Jul 13 at 19:44 (click to view edit). The heading says, 'deleted 50 characters in body; ...
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